SavorPairs WithGirl Scout Cookies and Wine Pairings

Girl Scout Cookies and Wine Pairings

Ahh, Girl Scout Cookies. It’s that time of year when you see booths set up everywhere! If you’re like me, you can’t resist buying a box, or maybe 10. But have you ever tried pairing them with wine? Tasting your way through Girl Scout Cookies and wine pairings is one of my favorite pastimes. I’ve tried them all. These pairings are not just a treat for the palate but also help support Girl Scouts and local wineries everywhere. These pairings are engaging, elegant, and downright delicious. Here are my favorites: 

Thin Mints & Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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With thin mints’ bold peppermint and dark chocolate’s richness, they pair wonderfully with the full-bodied, complex character of a Napa Cabernet. Napa Cabs are renowned for their layers of dark fruits and hints of mint and spice. This pairing highlights why opposite attraction, as the wine elevates the cookie’s freshness, creating a palate-cleansing finish after each bite.

Samoas & Rioja Reserva, Spain

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Samoas, with caramel, coconut, and chocolate, pair perfectly with a Rioja Reserva from Spain. This wine brings out vanilla and coconut hints, matching the cookie’s caramel richness. The mature tannins of the Rioja Reserva cut through the sweetness, creating a balanced and warm pairing that mirrors Spanish elegance.

Tagalongs & Barossa Valley Tawny Port, Australia

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The peanut butter and chocolate in Tagalongs meet their match with a Tawny Port from Australia’s Barossa Valley. The wine’s nutty and berry notes complement the cookie’s creamy and salty flavors. This rich pairing combines luxury with comfort, offering a taste of Australia’s renowned wine heritage.

Trefoils & Burgundy Chardonnay, France

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Trefoils’ simple, buttery nature pairs beautifully with a lightly oaked Chardonnay from Burgundy, France. The wine’s subtle butteriness and crisp acidity elevate the shortbread experience, creating a serene and satisfying pairing that brings a touch of Burgundy’s calm to each bite.

Lemon-Ups & Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

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Lemon-Ups, zesty and tangy, are a perfect match for a vibrant Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. The wine, known for its citrus and tropical fruit notes, brightens the lemon flavors in the cookies. This refreshing pairing is lively, echoing the vivacity of New Zealand’s landscapes.

Do-Si-Dos & Pomerol Merlot, France

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Do-Si-Dos, with their oatmeal and peanut butter mix, pair well with a smooth Merlot from Pomerol, France. This wine, with dark fruit flavors and a velvety finish, wraps around the cookie’s nutty texture. The pairing is comforting, reminiscent of the French countryside’s rustic charm.

Adventurefuls & Magill Estate Shiraz, Adelaide, Australia

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Adventurefuls introduce a bold mix of brownie-inspired flavors and a hint of sea salt. They require a wine like the Shiraz from Penfolds’ Magill Estate in Adelaide, Australia. The wine’s dark chocolate, blackberry, and spice notes complement the cookie’s richness, creating an adventurous and memorable pairing.

Each of these pairings highlights the joy of exploring flavors and the art of matching wine with cookies. The goal is to delight in the discoveries and enjoy the simple pleasure of well-paired tastes. As you embark on this indulgent journey, remember to savor each moment and each pairing.




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